Opening Clever Performing Arts Center
Posted By bsapp – Nov 20 | 2011
The Clever R-V School District celebrated the opening of their new Performing Arts Center with messages from local representatives, music performances, and theater presentations. The new Performing Arts Center is an addition to the existing high school, which was constructed in 2008. The Performing Arts Center was part of the long range master plan for the site, and accommodations were made for the Center in the original design of the high school. The new Performing Arts Center seats up to 551 patrons, and includes 510 fixed seats, with space for (2) additional rows of movable seating. Also included in the addition was a new lobby area, ticket booth, and drama classroom. Currently, Clever’s band and vocal music departments share a single teaching space in the existing high school facility. However, construction is ongoing for a new band room on the southwest side of the Performing Arts Center. The band room addition will double as a FEMA 361 Tornado Safe Room, and will provide a safe and secure location for the high school students, faculty and staff, as well as the surrounding community, during high wind storms.